Dave_the_Proc

Dave_the_Proc

  • Commented on Please ignore those damned writer memes (and don't repost them)
    I think I'd be glad to see duelling make a comeback in these circumstances. The finality of such a method seems so much preferable to the hell of the "needs more detail/too much detail" dichotomy that I regularly find myself...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    A brief (carefully considered) de-lurk, as this seems too appropriate (for many many reasons) not to post. Dreams? Reality? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-0cgq6THR4...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Post, the very last. 1) What you read is not necessarily what I wrote. 2) I am more on your side than you care to imagine. 3) You may or may not be related to my reasons for no longer...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    You'd all find it so much more amusing if you knew who they really are. Good reasons why I no longer post here. One last exception. (Apologies to all!)...
  • Commented on Magic, ecospeak and genre distinctions
    Nursing is typically seen as a middle-class profession in the UK (although I would, on close personal experience and observation, say that it trends towards the boundary between working-class and middle-class -- the kind of middle-class-social-climber-keeping-up-with-the-Jones types wouldn't be nurses...
  • Commented on Nom de Teleport
    when six are against one in a mêlée in the shadows, and especially if those six aren’t used to a target that is harder to hit than a wasp, and even more so if they got all their ideas of...
  • Commented on The Future Is Not American
    Better watch out! Dread Pirate Roberts is here for your soul!...
  • Commented on The Future Is Not American
    Does the dam understand the river? Does the waterfall hate the rocks? Do we all spin heedless in the gyre As time's unkindness flows? (Language is always more fun!)...
  • Commented on 21st Century: a complaint
    I think this says everything I want to about C21 scriptwriters: (Meta-commentary included at no extra charge.) (Also: If copyright issues, please delete whole comment.)...
  • Commented on All that is old is new again (heavy politics dance remix)
    I can see (at least some of) the reasons that Charlie finds CatinaDiamond's presence a tonic amidst the sea of usual posters, comment-styles, personalities, and strange attractors; whether you, I or anyone else agrees with his opinions is not relevant...
  • Commented on All that is old is new again (heavy politics dance remix)
    I invite you to consider Charlie's own description of this site: "a benign dictatorship." Any expectations, assumptions or interpretations of the Rules are made at your own peril....
  • Commented on The sky's gone dark
    Can we call the new pass time "Six Degrees of CatinaDiamond"? (Well, it made me laugh, and humour has been sorely lacking in these parts lately.)...
  • Commented on All that is old is new again (heavy politics dance remix)
    I rather feel that I am playing Darren in this scenario (in a platonic sense). Shall we nominate candidates for Endora? ("They say she's the same, but she's not the same." -- At least a double in here.)...
  • Commented on All that is old is new again (heavy politics dance remix)
    And to finish, borrowing from a better poet by far (beware, there is no added context here, for those that would see such): All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits...
  • Commented on All that is old is new again (heavy politics dance remix)
    First point to note, this thread: Find comment #415. Note the first two paragraphs in particular. (Probably breaking some sort of internet-etiquette rule here, but I am happily ignorant of that.) Second thing to consider (in the spirit (ha! ha!)...
  • Commented on All that is old is new again (heavy politics dance remix)
    Sometimes the appropriate question is: Am I looking at a dipstick or a baited hook? Sometimes the only possible response is: No....
  • Commented on All that is old is new again (heavy politics dance remix)
    Here is a stream; A thing of raging cataracts And wide still pools; Clear as a glass, With dark unmeasured depths. We stand like jagged rocks. Rather should we be: Soft spring rain, The warm summer sun, Autumn mists, The...
  • Commented on The present in deep history
    This was amongst several possible conclusions to draw from your comments so far, so not necessarily obvious from an external view point. Thanks for clarifying....
  • Commented on The present in deep history
    That is a disturbing thought! Not sure whether to hope he was more or less prophetic with Dead Set at this point. The apocalypse looks almost appealing....
  • Commented on The present in deep history
    (And #1369) I'm never quite sure whether I'm failing to adequately make my point, or if you're being wilfully obtuse. Ho hum. Better things to be getting on with in either case....
  • Commented on The present in deep history
    Ooops. Not the only one to spot the problems with this. Also: What happens when someone says "I don't want your changes inflicted on me and mine"? While I realise this is a re-tread (of sorts) of the issue posed...
  • Commented on The present in deep history
    Yay. People who can be worked harder for less reward and still be happy. There's certainly no way that this could be abused or have unintended effects! Hm....
  • Commented on The present in deep history
    Predictably, the answer to that is both yes and no. Layered communication allows for ambiguity as well as information density -- "wriggle room" might be a more apposite term. Most interesting, but I've allowed this to steal enough of my...
  • Commented on The present in deep history
    A note to all players: If your opponent (a consummate player of games) insists on setting all the rules, be the only judge of success or failure, and the final arbiter of all disagreements, then the only winning move is...
  • Commented on The present in deep history
    Ah. The immediate smile that reference raised, tinged with the sadness that we'll never hear his (direct) opinion on these things....
  • Commented on The present in deep history
    Correction to my oversimplification duly noted! (One could make the argument that observing what people do with an idea, is observing personality through an interesting prism. Perhaps the only way to really people-watch on teh interwebs?)...
  • Commented on The present in deep history
    I'm not going to unpack it further, but I believe the explanation lies here: To any good writer, people are far more interesting than ideas. </here endeth the digression>...
  • Commented on The present in deep history
    Didn't see anyone else post this, so apropos of the cat/dinosaur discussion: Raptor as a pet...
  • Commented on Not-so-Invisible Ninjas
    Seconded....
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    His whole post is a grand mess of examples of my list @178. I'm actually pleased to see someone turn up as a self-identified GamerGater and attempt a reasonable explanation and defense of the position (sans the usual spittle flecked...
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